DigiDNA’s program DiskAid (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), has been the tool I’ve used whenever I need access my iPod Touch/iPhone as a folder. Sometimes, you need to perform tasks that iTunes doesn’t handle well (or at all), and DiskAid was the easy solution for me. It’s also a great tool for people with jailbroken devices that need to transfer things like video game ROMs and other files, to use with third-party applications.
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A Look at DiskAid 4.0: The iPhone File Transfer Tool

DigiDNA ‘s program DiskAid (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), has been the tool I ‘ve used whenever I need to access my iPod Touch/iPhone as a folder.  Sometimes, you need to perform tasks that iTunes doesn ‘t handle well (or at all), and DiskAid was the easy solution for me.  It ‘s also a great tool for people with jailbroken devices that need to transfer things like video game ROMs and other files, to use with third-party applications.

I first downloaded DiskAid when it was around version 2.0, and have been fairly happy with the updates DigiDNA has put out “ that is up until I updated my iTunes to version 9.0.  For some reason, the iTunes update didn ‘t mesh well with DiskAid, and it wouldn ‘t recognize my iPod Touch or my iPhone when I plugged them in.  Fortunately, DigiDNA has just released DiskAid 4.0, which aims to add new features and fix the iTunes bug, which will finally allow users to access their iPhone/iPod Touch again.

Many casual iPhone/iPod Touch owners will never need to access their device like in ‘My Computer ‘ or ‘Finder, ‘ but those of us hardcore users have probably all wondered why it wasn ‘t possible.  On my iPod Touch, I ‘ve needed to transfer .doc files, .PDFs, comic book files, and audio samples for a music-making program (Beatmaker) – that ‘s what led me to DiskAid.  It basically allows you to access all areas of your iPod (even the ones your not supposed to mess around with, careful!) just like it was a file folder.  You can access every App ‘s individual folders, and transfer files quickly and easily.

Version 4.0 of DiskAid doesn ‘t seem to be too different from the older versions, except it has an updated visual theme, some annoying ads for other DigiDNA products, and outlines some of the directories to make them easier to access (like the ‘Camera Roll, ‘ which is your picture folder).  And one must not forget that the real purpose to this update was to simply get DiskAid to work with iTunes 9 or higher.  If you ‘re a user of the previous DiskAid versions, you ‘ll find this update acceptable, but not revolutionary.  If you ‘ve never used DiskAid before, I highly recommend it for the tech-savvy iPhone/iPod Touch user.  It may just open some doors to you that allow you to use your device in new ways.

*Note: I used the PC version of DiskAid 4.0

You can purchase DiskAid 4.0 for $9.90 from DigiDNA’s website here.  DiskAid is available for PC, Mac, and Linux.

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  • Benjamin Sasso

    Iphone PC Suite does the same and more for free.

  • Kathy Buell

    This is really interesting! Thanks for filling me in…

  • I'll have to check that out at some point, although I was tentative to try Iphone PC Suite, just based on the loose descriptions of what it does posted on the download website. After reading the official website, I couldn't tell if it would just let me simply transfer files like my iPhone was a "my computer" folder. Is the functionality of iPhone PC Suite comparable to DiskAid? Can I just use for transferrring files only, and not all the other stuff listed on the iPhone PC Suite website that I'm not interested in, like installing programs, or sending SMS messages? If it's as simple as works as well as DiskAid, it'd be hard not to recommend! Thanks for your comment.

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  • Grateful user

    I downloaded TuneAid and ran into a limit of 25 tracks. So paid USD$19.99 to register and downloaded all 600. Dont know why Apple don’t provide this functionality. I had lost the hard drive on my PC. The thought of reloading dozens of disks was a bit daunting. Why is Apple so user-unfriendly in not providing a simple tool to repopulate one’s music back from the iPhone to your PC? A bad mark for Apple.